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October 23, 2014
4:00 pm

Morgan University Center room 303


A Reading by Kate Schmitt and Joni Tevis

Winner of the 2013 Creative Nonfiction Book Award for Singing Bones, judged by Joni Tevis, Kate Schmitt has an  M.F.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of  Houston’s Creative Writing Program.  Her work has been published in a number of anthologies, including Earth Shattering Poems (Holt, 1998), Light Gathering Poems (Holt, 2000), I Just Hope It’s Lethal (Houghton Mifflin, 2005), and The Weight of Addition (Mutabilis Press, 2007), as well as the literary journals ParadigmBirmingham Poetry ReviewSouthern Poetry Review, and Louisiana Literature.  She was a nonfiction editor of Gulf Coast and served on the journal’s Board of Directors in 2008-2009.   


Joni Tevis is the author of The Wet Collection (Milkweed Editions, paperback 2012).  Her writing has appeared inOrion, Oxford American, Shenandoah, Conjunctions, AGNI, The Bellingham Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Barrelhouse, and elsewhere.  In 2006, she was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant.  She lives in Greenville, South Carolina, and teaches literature and creative writing at Furman University.  She is at work on a new book of nonfiction about ghost towns, tourist traps, and atomic dread. It will be published in 2014 or 2015.

November 4, 2014
8:00 pm 

Morgan University Center room 303


A Fiction Reading by Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson is the author of the collection Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Ecco/Harper Perennial, 2009), which received an Alex Award from the American Library Associa- tion and the Shirley Jackson Award, and a novel, The Family Fang (Ecco, 2011). 

November 24, 2014
6:00 pm

Morgan University Center Ballroom



Bread and Words

Every November Barry Kitterman and the Department of Languages and Literature hold "Bread and Words." At this event, bread and soups are served and students and faculty read their creative works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Donations are taken to benifit a charity that supplies food for those who are in need.  

To read about previous participants in the Visiting Writers Series, visit our Visiting Writers webpage.

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